Just to share a little about what is going on here...
in reply to Perl for Non-Programmers...
I have been busily working on this book and it is well on it's way. I am happy to say that the publishing agency has helped a lot by showing some excellent examples of learning to program books and the different styles. I am making an effort of integrating these different approaches to the problem of learning to program into something I can call my own.
Once I have more completed, I will share a few exerpts with my fellow monks so that you can provide some feedback (good, bad, indifferent).